Wedding Songs

The Sound of Love

It was William Shakespeare who said "If music be the food of love, play on." But after hiring live musicians for your ceremony and snapping up the hottest DJ in town for your wedding ceremony, you're probably wondering how you're going to pay for the meal.

Wedding songs will set the tune for both your marriage ceremony and your wedding reception. The appropriate songs you choose for the various bride/groom, mother/son and father/daughter hallmark dances should reflect those relationships in music.

Bride/Groom first dance: All eyes will be on the happy couple as they take their first spin as husband and wife. The bride and groom's song should be chosen from a past memory or special event that you both hold dear. If you don't already have a song, choose one that's lyrics reflect your relationship.

Father/Daughter & Mother/Son dance: Next the bride and groom honor their parents with the father/daughter, mother/son dances by sharing a special moment with them. Some wedded couples also include the bride's mother, groom's father or stepparents in a sequence of dances. Choose a song by reflecting on the relationships you have with your parents - which song represents it best? The music might also pay tribute to the fact that you're embarking on a new life stage.

At most traditional weddings the order of dances is as follows:

  1. Bride and groom dance
  2. Bride's father cuts in and dances with bride and the groom dances with his new mother-in-law
  3. Groom's father cuts in and dances with bride and groom dances with his mother
  4. Bride dances with the best man and groom dances with the maid of honor
  5. The entire wedding party takes the dance floor and urges guests to join them
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